August 20, 2020

Farm Succession: Feasibility of Adding a Family Employee

Adding to a series about Farm Transition Planning, in this third episode on our Purdue Commercial AgCast series, we discuss how to evaluate if the farm can add an employee. As a farm expands, it is important to evaluate the feasibility of adding an operator and/or hired employees as well as the feasibility of purchasing or renting additional land, and machinery and equipment. Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and Brady Brewer discuss two critical factors: gross revenue and profitability.


The companion episodes in this podcast series can be found at “Farm Transition Planning”, June 24, 2020 and “Farm Succession: Transitioning Business Management”, July 22, 2020.

The article discussed in this episode, entitled “Is It Feasible For My Farm To Add An Operator Or Hired Employee?”, can be found here.




Farm Succession: Operating Agreements

March 17, 2021

Who can join the farm? And how? What terms are set on compensation if equity and contributions aren’t equal? In this episode, our eighth in our Farm Transition Planning series, Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss agreements that are important in a farm business with Purdue Farm Transition team member Ed Farris. They talk operating agreements and common provisions, as well as buy/sell agreements.


Farm Succession: Business Entities

February 24, 2021

When it comes time to transition your farm business to the next generation, whether your farm is set up as a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, or LLC, how your business is structured will affect many aspects. Deciding on a business entity requires much thought and advice. In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, our seventh in our Farm Transition Planning series, Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer and members of the Purdue Farm Transition team Kelly Heckaman and Ed Farris discuss business entities.


Farm Succession: Business Governance for Transition Planning

January 26, 2021

Adding on to our transition planning series, in this 6th episode, Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and members of the Purdue Farm Transition team Renee Wiatt and Maria Marshall focus on how and why to set up governance policies in a farm business.



April Corn & Soybean Outlook Update

Join us Monday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. EDT for an update on the corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA’s April Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. Registration is free but necessary to receive the link to join live or get notice of the webinar recording.

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